Have you ever wanted to antique a sterling silver piece but never knew how? Maybe you are not interested in using heat or chemicals to add patina to your silver? If you are looking for an all natural way to add some color to your piece by giving it an antique look, then consider using eggs. Yes that’s right we said eggs! The sulfur in the yolk of eggs reacts chemically with sterling silver and will make it look aged.
To achieve this, simply take your silver piece and stick it completely into the yolk of a hard boiled egg. For larger pieces, break up the yolks of multiple hard boiled eggs to cover the piece. Place the egg yolk with the silver in a zip lock back and leave in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning you will have an antique patina on your silver!